Hazare makes strong pitch for right to reject
Stepping up his anti-graft offensive, Anna Hazare today made a strong pitch for 'right to reject' and said people with criminal cases pending against them should be kept out of Parliament using the clause.
"Arvind (Kejriwal) has just said people with cases against them are sitting in Parliament...to stop this, we must use right to reject," Hazare said addressing the gathering at Jantar Mantar during the joint one-day fast with yoga guru Ramdev.
When a voter feels that none of the candidates contesting is good, he should use the right to reject, he said.
"We have to implement this and not just speak about it," he said.
Team Anna member Kiran Bedi said on Twitter, "Anna says v (sic) have a long struggle ahead! We must strive for Right 2 Reject. To reject devil/deep sea. Next round will get better candidates."
Hazare refuted allegations about rift in Team Anna or any misunderstanding with Ramdev.
"I was on a tour of 36 districts in Maharashtra. I left the tour and came as I had promised Ramdev that I would support him," he said.
"If I hadn't shown up, people would have again said that there is a rift with Ramdev," he said.